O2 Recycle phone

O2 Recycle, a division of UK-based carrier O2 that buys old smartphones for cash , has created a case for a Windows Phone made out of grass and recycled phone parts, along with wood for the phone's buttons. The grass came from the pitch at Twickenham Stadium, which hosts the England Rugby Team.

O2 says:

The striking device is fully functional and took over 240 hours to build, with designers using tens of thousands of grass blades for the casing and locally-sourced wood for the buttons.

The grass was freeze-dried within two hours of being cut from Twickenham Stadium before going through a pulping process and being molded into a template. Once in the casing, the pulped grass was then covered in an eco-friendly resin – made from waste materials – hardening and bonding the grass together to protect the inner workings of the phone.

The press release doesn't state which Windows Phone model was used as the basis for this project but we suspect it used the Lumia 520 based on the placement of the speaker grill and how it falls off on the sides. It's definitely a unique way to promote the recycling of old smartphones.

Source: O2